Hour after hour, day by day, time is running out and Christmas is upon us. Enchant your family with original homemade gifts for Christmas – with the so-called Explosionbox. The small boxes with lids are the perfect surprise, because they are not just a box of stuffing, but a nicely decorated box, the sides of which fall apart when the cover is opened, leaving the inside open. The box you can fill to taste – with family photos, with Christmas carols, with great stories or colorful pictures with popular Christmas motifs, such as Christmas balls, snowman, Christmas tree etc. We have the best ideas for original Christmas gifts made yourself in the form of Explosionbox, just let Get inspired!

Make original Christmas gifts yourself: DIY Explosionbox Originelle Weihnachtsgeschenke selber machen: DIY Explosionbox

The necessary materials:

For the box:

  • red-colored cardboard sheet with dimensions 21 × 21 cm
  • 4 squares of white embossed paper with dimensions 6.5 × 6.5 cm
  • 2 triangles of colored paper with snowflakes measuring 6.5 × 6.5 × 9.5 cm
  • 1 white Zetel with dimensions 6.5 × 6.5 cm
  • 1 green square with white dots with dimensions 6.5 × 6.5 cm
  • decorative elements and stickers
  • red yarn
  • adhesive
  • scissors
  • ruler
  • Double-sided adhesive tape

For the lid:

  • white cardboard sheet with dimensions 13 × 13 cm
  • paper flowers
  • Double-sided adhesive tape

The template for the explosion box:

Originelle Weihnachtsgeschenke selber machen: Die Vorlage für Explosionbox
 

The instructions for the explosion box

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Our DIY ideas for an explosion box is one of the simplest paper craft ideas and is aimed at young and old. The shape of the classic explosion box is similar to a die. According to the template provided, outline the basis for the explosion box. On our template we use thick lines to facilitate cutting and dotted lines to facilitate folding. Then start with the decoration. Each square gives you space to give your imagination free rein and to create a work of art.

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A square is made in the form of a bag. There you can put a note with a personal story or a wish for Christmas. On the second square stick a few Christmas stickers – Santa Claus or reindeer. Write “Merry Christmas” on the other square with the help of thread and glue, or find a nice font and print the text on paper. So all squares are full. However, after creating your own Christmas gifts with multiple illustrations and ornaments, such as photos or wishes, sayings or quotes, add a few more crosses – each one shorter, 0.5 cm from each side, to fit under the lid.

Originelle Weihnachtsgeschenke selber machen: Eine Explosionbox gestalten

In the middle of the cross stands the Baste. In our instructions, we stick a fir tree in the middle, which becomes an eye-catcher after opening the explosion box. To taste, you can leave different items or small gifts there. Finally, fold the lid and cover the box.

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